3. [syn: chain, concatenation]
4. the act of linking together as in a series or chain;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Concatenation \Con*cat`e*na"tion\ (-n[=a]"sh[u^]n), n. [L.
A series of links united; a series or order of things
depending on each other, as if linked together; a chain, a
The stoics affirmed a fatal, unchangeable concatenation
of causes, reaching even to the illicit acts of man's
A concatenation of explosions. --W. Irving.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: the state of being linked together as in a chain; union in
a linked series
2: the linking together of a consecutive series of symbols or
events or ideas etc; "it was caused by an improbable
concatenation of circumstances"
3: a series of things depending on each other as if linked
together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated
concatenation of circumstances" [syn: chain,
4: the act of linking together as in a series or chain